Philosophy & Religion Department Goals and Objectives
- Knowledgeable familiarity with diverse fundamental religious and philosophical perspectives, claims and beliefs (e.g., regarding a world-view, human nature and existence, identity, values, faith);
- Knowledgeable familiarity with historical and contemporary non-Western and/or non-Christian religious & philosophical traditions;
- An informed understanding of and response to both representative conflicts and dialogue between faith and reason;
- An intellectual curiosity and genuine receptivity to having his/her own assumptions and commitments challenged as the student engages diverse perspectives, claims, beliefs, traditions;
- The ability to construct one‚s own framework of meaning and to develop intellectual/moral autonomy by which the student might now participate more meaningfully in a larger community;
Evaluative Tool for the Above Criteria
- The ability to write well˜including the ability to state clearly and cogently defend a thesis˜including solid content and narrative voice.